How to Dispose of Pixieforher Organic Cotton Pads For Periods

How to Dispose of Pixieforher Organic Cotton Pads For Periods

Period pads contain a surprising amount of plastic. I'm glad you've switched to Pixieforher Organic cotton pads for periods, a plastic-free and compostable alternative! Now that you're here, you should know exactly how to dispose of Pixieforher pads after use. Here's what you need to know:

Dispose of pixie pads

According to European Standard EN 13432, all Pixieforher pads are commercially compostable. Composting is also a great option for the pads and most of their packaging. We'll break down each component and explore how you can use it.

  • The outer packaging for large organic cotton pads

The Ultra large organic cotton pads from Pixieforher consist of recycled and recyclable paper and thin cardboard. You can recycle cardboard by placing it in your curbside cardboard recycling bin.

In case this isn't an option, they're also compostable and considered “brown compost”, so you can compost them at home if you have one. A community compost is another option.

  • Packaging for pixie pads

We package our pads in an OK Home Compost certified compostable bag. If you lack access to compost at home, contact your local waste collection company to see if they'll accept these bags along with your roadside organic/food waste bins for industrial composting.

If neither option is available, they go with the rest of your waste. 

  • Pad peel strips

All of our pads have silicone-coated paper peel strips covering the glue strip. Our best chlorine free pads are suitable for both home and industrial composting. It is best to dispose of them in the regular trash in both cases.

  • Wrappers for pads

Paper and bioplastic laminates cover the Pixieforher Ultra pads. Recycling and composting cardboard packaging are easy at home or in public composting bins. You can also send them to your organic/food waste for industrial composting.

  • Pixieforher's entire pad line

Pixieforher's pad undergoes a thorough test to prove it is compostable commercially. Multiple composting standards apply to this: European standard EN 13432 (2,000), American standard ASTM D6400 (2019), and international standard ISO 17088 (2012). With the best organic pads in India, you can minimize unnecessary waste and contribute to a circular waste economy, rather than having your products outlive you for 500 years!

While the pads are industrially compostable, you can also compost them at home. The brown compost takes about 12 months to decompose - and they can decompose even faster if you cut them up into smaller pieces first! Learn more about how long it takes to compost at home.

In the absence of home compost, other options include:

  • You can put them in a community compost bin (so long as it complies with their rules and compost is not used for growing food).
  • Ensure your local waste management company will collect them in your organic waste/food waste bins for curbside collection. We expect the residential waste collection to change in the next decade as certified compostable non-food items rise in popularity!
  • Placing them in the general waste bin is the current practice.

Don't flush pads, not even Pixieforher ones!

 You should never flush anything other than pee, paper, or poo down the toilet. Do not flush period products down the toilet, no matter what brand they are or how sustainable they are.

These P's are the only ones that prevent blockages. The Pixieforher pads contain several natural ingredients, including organic cotton, cellulose pulp, and plant starch. Despite being biodegradable and compostable, these pads are not flushable down the toilet like all other pads.

What do you think of composting Pixieforher pads? You could try hot composting if you're already an expert composter. also, you can buy Organic sanitary pads online from

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